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12 Must-Have Kitchen Gadgets for Less Than $12
These clever—and cheap!—kitchen gadgets will make you want to spend even more time cooking.
Amazon / Arres
Craving some savory nachos or mouthwatering sliders? That pork isn’t going to pull itself! Use these claws ($11) to shred your pork, chicken and other meats, plus make it easy to hold (and carve) a rotisserie chicken. It’s the perfect accessory for any hungry carnivore.
Amazon / OXO
Go ahead, make all the guacamole you can eat—we even have a couple recipes for you.
Amazon / Cuisinart
Take your burgers to the next level with Cuisinart’s multi-purpose gadget. This burger press ($7) sculpts your ground beef or turkey into perfect circles, plus lets you fill your patties with something delicious. Bacon-Blue Cheese Stuffed Burgers, anyone?
Amazon / Joseph Joseph
Foldable Cutting Board
Make sure no ingredient gets left behind with Joseph Joseph’s foldable cutting board ($11). Once you chop all your fruits, vegetables and herbs, you can lift up the two sides to form a chute that’ll guide your food straight to your pot. Pretty genius, huh?
Amazon / BLUETOP
If you love a hint of citrus in your sauces, desserts and cocktails, ditch the bulky juicer for this compact sprayer ($6). Simply stick the gadget in a lemon, lime or orange, and spritz away!
Amazon / NoCry
Cut Resistant Gloves
We can’t be the only ones who are nervous we’ll slice our hand open when cutting a huge spaghetti squash. But these cut-resistant gloves ($11) will hopefully give you some peace of mind. Made with polyethylene, glass fiber and spandex, these gloves are reportedly more durable than leather!
Amazon / Full Circle
Whether mashed, baked or in tater tot form, preparing potatoes is not child’s play. This funky brush ($5) cleans ’em and helps remove those irritating eyes.
Speaking of potatoes, get a forkful of these spud-tastic recipes.
Amazon / Progressive
Consider this can colander ($4) a great kitchen gadget for anyone who loves olives, tuna fish or anything else that’s canned. Simply place the colander on top so you can spend less time fishing out your food and more time enjoying it.
Amazon / Kikkerland
Give your soups, stocks and even teas a much-needed kick with this cute cactus infuser ($9). Insert your desired fresh herbs, pop the infuser into your cooking pot and let the flavors spread.
Put it to work in these brothy feel-good soups.
Amazon / Zyliss
We love using garlic as much as the next chef, but it’s kind of a pain in the neck to peel. This peeler from Zyliss ($5) is magic. Place your garlic gloves inside, roll up and rub the silicone peeler against a table. Presto! You have garlic that’s ready to cook with.
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